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Premier's Reading Challenge booklists 2010

Students are not restricted to books listed for their particular year level, and may select books suitable for their particular level of reading ability.

Prep to Year 1 | Year 1 to Year 3 | Year 3 to Year 5 | Year 5 to Year 7

Year 1 - 3

This list includes a combination of picture books and early chapter books containing simple texts for beginning and emergent readers. Year 1 - 3 students can read independently and/or 'experience' these books. 'Experiencing' a book can include a range of classroom or home activities such as shared reading, listening and reading along with a text, or being read to. A print friendly version (new window 284K Adobe PDF document ) of this list can be downloaded.

Students, parents/caregivers and/or teachers may choose books from these lists, but it is not mandatory.

Title Author Fiction/NF
/other
Pages Year level
Angelo Macaulay, David F 48 p. 1 - 4
Applesauce and the Christmas miracle
Millard, Glenda; King, Stephen Michael (illus) F 30 p. 1 - 5
Biddy's fishing-line
Priman, Bridget Paul, Robbie F 28 p. 1 - 3
Big eyes, scary voice Wignell, Edel; Pearce, Carl (illus) F 20 p. Prep - 3
The big little book of happy sadness Thompson, Colin F 29 p. 2 - 7
Chester and Gil Faulkner, Carol; James, Ann (illus) F 30 p. 1 - 3
Clancy the courageous cow Hume, Lachie F 30 p. Prep - 5
Dinosaur dig Rohr, Ian NF 32 p. 2 - 3
The duck in the gun Cowley, Joy; Belton, Robyn (illus) F 34 p. Prep - 5
Eyes in the dark Dale, Kim NF 30 p. Prep - 5
Fox and fine feathers Oliver, Narelle F 30 p. 1 - 5
Giants Kelly, Mij; Maland, Nick F 28 p. Prep - 3
Hunwick's egg Fox, Mem; Lofts, Pamela (illus) F 32 p. Prep - 3
Jakobi and Nan Fischer, Esther; McCann, Kerensa (illus) F 28 p. Prep - 3
Leaving Germein, Katrina; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illus) F 28 p. Prep - 5
A little bit Maniaty, Christine & Peter; Richards, Claire F 22 p. Prep - 2
Little Cat and the big red bus Godwin, Jane; Walker, Anna F 32 p. Prep - 3
Little penguin: the life of Eudyptula Minor Montano, Josie; Ottley, Matt F 29 p. 1 - 5
Little white dogs can't jump Whatley, Bruce; Smith, Rosie F 30 p. 1 - 3
Lucy's cat and the rainbow birds Hill, Anthony; Tanner, Jane (illus) F 32 p. Prep - 3
Meerkat mail Gravett, Emily F 24 p. 1 - 7
The minister for traffic lights Wilson, Tony; McLean, Andrew (illus) F 30 p. Prep - 5
Miss Lily's fabulous pink feather boa Wild, Margaret; Argent, Kerry (illus) F 32 p. Prep - 7
Muddled-up farm Dumbleton, Mike; Murphy, Jobi (illus) F 32 p. 1 - 3
Never take a shark to the dentist Barrett, Judi; Nickle, John (illus) F 30 p. Prep - 7
Paraphernalia's present Lawrenson, Diana; Huxley, Dee (illus) F 32 p. Prep - 4
The potato people Allen, Pamela F 30 p. 1 - 3
Reggie, queen of the street Barbalet, Margaret; McLean, Andrew (ilus) F 30 p. Prep - 3
Sadie and Ratz Hartnett, Sonya; James, Ann (illus) F 69 p. 1 - 5
Santa's reindeer Green, Rod; Lucas, Jon & Wright, Carol (illus) F 26 p. 1 - 7
Sydney of the Antarctic Tulloch, Coral F 38 p. 1 - 7
The velveteen rabbit Williams, Margery; Green, Donna (illus) F 38 p. Prep - 7
Waterlilies Lucas, Diane; Campbell, Colwyn (illlus) NF 24 p. 1 - 7
Weather Arlon, Penelope NF 19 p. Prep - 4
The wheels on the ute go round and round Harrison, Loraine Richards, Claire (illus) Poetry 22 p. Prep - 3
Where the forest meets the sea Baker, Jeannie F 32 p. 1 - 9
The world that we want Toft, Kim Michelle NF 30 p. 1 - 9
You're all animals Allan, Nicholas F 24 p. 1 - 3
Zebra's hiccups McKee, David F 25 p. Prep - 3

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011